Sweet Treat Sale Helps Cancer Care Patients
A sweet-treat sale raised more than $3,200 to support cancer patients at Bronson Battle Creek’s Cancer Care Center. The owner of The Baker’s Dozen Sweet Shop hosted the bake sale at her home-based business as a way to honor her husband who lost his battle with cancer last year.
Rhonda Staib baked a variety of treats and candies for the September 17 sale. Staib explained that she wanted to “give back to the place that took such good care of my husband, Jimmy, through his illness.” The money raised will support the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Fund through the Bronson Health Foundation. The fund offers financial assistance to cancer patients who cannot afford medication, transportation, nourishment, durable medical equipment and other items necessary for their care. “Jimmy would have wanted the money raised to be used to help people in need,” said Staib.
Staib surpassed her $1,000 goal, by raising more than $1,600 through the baked goods sale. Overflow Church, where Staib is a member, generously matched the sales, increasing the total donation to $3,214.
To donate to the Battle Creek Cancer Care Special Needs Fund or to learn more about the Bronson Health Foundation, visit bronsonfoundation.com.
Pictured: Rhonda Staib, owner, The Baker’s Dozen